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eye·glass

 (ī′glăs′)
n.
1.
a. eyeglasses Glasses for the eyes.
b. A single lens in a pair of glasses; a monocle.
2. See eyepiece.
3. See eyecup.
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eyeglasses

(ˈaɪˌɡlɑːsɪz)
pl n
chiefly US another word for spectacles
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyeglasses - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective visioneyeglasses - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
bifocals - eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision
nosepiece, bridge - the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
frame - the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
goggles - tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes
lorgnette - eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle
optical instrument - an instrument designed to aid vision
pince-nez - spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring
dark glasses, shades, sunglasses - spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun; "he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

eyeglasses

[ˈaɪglɑːsɪz] (US) npl (= spectacles) → lunettes fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

eye·glass·es

n. pl. espejuelos, gafas, lentes, anteojos;
bifocal ______ bifocales;
trifocal ______ trifocales.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

eyeglasses

npl gafas, lentes mpl, anteojos, espejuelos (esp. Carib) (V. también glasses.)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Gouvernail was slim enough, but he wasn't very tall nor very cynical; neither did he wear eyeglasses nor carry his hands in his pockets.
Without saying anything, he took Katharine's letters out of her hand, adjusted his eyeglasses, and read them through.
He saw her come down the aisle, with Arthur and a strange young man with a football mop of hair and eyeglasses, the sight of whom spurred him to instant apprehension and jealousy.
The stout lady occasionally turned her head squarely around and surveyed Anne through her eyeglasses until Anne, acutely sensitive of being so scrutinized, felt that she must scream aloud; and the white-lace girl kept talking audibly to her next neighbor about the "country bumpkins" and "rustic belles" in the audience, languidly anticipating "such fun" from the displays of local talent on the program.
When actress Elaine Stritch told her she looked lovely during her visit to New York she joked: "You need eyeglasses!"
Even a month after his birth, Tiny Tim is the smallest of his litter - still little enough to fit in his owner's eyeglasses case.
But more than a decade would pass before I would gain any real insight into my modest discovery or fully exploit it by ordering eyeglasses that fully compensate for my nocturnal nearsightedness.
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Anna Rose can't imagine what she'd do without her eyeglasses. When she realized that many people in need of glasses could not afford them, she wanted to help.
According to "Customer Focus 2004: Optical," a report by Vertis, a provider of targeted advertising, media and marketing services, 15% of consumers purchase their prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses from discount outlets, compared with 14% who opt for national optical stores.
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